Jayson Tatum has been exceptionally good from way downtown.
The Boston Celtics star celebrated his 24 birthday Thursday and did so while in possession of a prestigious NBA record: most career 3-pointers made before age 24.
Tatum drained 764 3-pointers in the four-plus NBA seasons he played prior to turning 24, 46 more than the runner-up, according to Celtics.com’s Taylor Snow.
Tatum already has established himself as one of the greatest 3-point shooters in Celtics history, despite his tender young age, and the numbers Snow shared suggest he’s on course to assume a similar place in NBA history one day.
However, that outcome is a long way off, so we just should enjoy watching Tatum launch threes with abandon for now and worry about his place on the all-time charts on future birthdays.